The four biggest stories in MMA in 2012 are:
1. UFC moving to FOX
2. The God of MMA, Fedor Emelianenko retires.
3. The death of Strikeforce
4. UFC cancels September 1 show in Las Vegas.
5. Drug suspensions cost the sport some of its biggest fights.
Other major stories:
• Anderson Silva’s win over Chael Sonnen is UFC’s biggest fight in more than a year.
• Bellator to debut on Thursday nights on Spike TV in January.
• Women’s MMA comes to the forefront behind Ronda Rousey.
• Georges St-Pierre survives a scare, with a successful return after major knee surgery.
• Two knee surgeries sideline bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz all year.